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#1 feerof Apr 09, 2012 09:37 PM

Component importance level, your input would be excellent!
Hey all,

Just wondering if I could get some input about the importance of components on a helicopter to you guys.

Lets say you have 25 points, how would you distribute them about these components. The numbers are ambiguous and subjective but please rate them to your judgement.

Servos (cyclic and tail):
Motor + ESC:
Charging station:

For example I would choose:

Servos: 5
Battery: 4
Motor + ESC: 3
Transmitter: 4
Gyro: 6
Charging station: 3
Total = 25 points

I'm just gathering data for a project I'm working on. Thanks for your inputs!

#2 Ribble Apr 09, 2012 10:56 PM

Servos (cyclic and tail):1
Motor + ESC:4
Charging station:1

#3 Essex2visuvesi Apr 10, 2012 12:59 AM

What about the receiver? Quite an important part in my mind

#4 feerof Apr 10, 2012 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by Essex2visuvesi (Post 21286414)
What about the receiver? Quite an important part in my mind

Transmitter and receiver area already combined as one, i didn't cover all important variables, because it's too hard to measure performance with those receivers.

Let me know what you think your variables are! thanks! =D

#5 tonycopter Apr 10, 2012 02:33 PM

Without a good computer radio you're not going to get far; they are essentail to proper set up.
Servos (cyclic and tail): 3
Battery: 2
Motor + ESC: 2
Transmitter: 7
Gyro: 5
Charging station: 1

#6 Airlady Apr 10, 2012 10:43 PM

Servos 9 various metal gear ones 3 high voltage ones
3 Batteries At least
Gyro Headlock 3
2 Transmitters
3 ESC's
3 motors
1 13 tooth gear
1 11 tooth gear

#7 jasmine2501 Apr 11, 2012 11:17 AM

What do you mean by "important" ?

Everything is equally important, but if you're going for performance for example, a better motor is probably most important. If you're going for reliability, it's about the radio and other electronics, including the battery. It's really hard to rank things without a point of reference. If you consider just the helicopter itself, the mechanics are the most important part, but super-smooth mechanics are worthless without reliable servos. It's all related and you can't consider parts in isolation.

#8 KM6VV Apr 11, 2012 01:45 PM

It's all about the electronics and programming! ;>)

Alan KM6VV

#9 feerof Apr 11, 2012 03:22 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate the help for this info, it gives me an idea of which components people think are the most important.

thanks again!

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